Each breast contains 15 to 20 lobes of glandular tissue, arranged like the petals of a daisy. The lobes are further divided into smaller lobules that produce milk for breast-feeding. Small tubes ducts conduct the milk to a reservoir that lies just beneath your nipple.
Taylor Thompson was planning to spend her summer vacation by the pool with friends. Instead, she spent a month becoming very familiar with her hospital in Little Rock, Ark. It started with a casual mention to her mother that she felt a quarter-sized lump in her right breast.
Breast cancer affects young women in many ways - from diagnosis and treatment to fertility and concerns for young children. Breast cancer is not common in younger women under the age of 45 so being diagnosed at a younger age can be very isolating. Kreena, Younger Women Together event attendee.
Questions about how the disease may affect their careers, relationships, sexual functioning, and ability to have and raise children often become pressing in the aftermath of a diagnosis. Because breast cancer is relatively rare in young women — the average age at which the disease is diagnosed in the United States is 61 — there has been little research focused on young women, and such research is needed, ranging from the biology of the disease in younger patients to the particular challenges they encounter. The study enrolled more than 1, women across the country.
Although breast cancer in young women is rare, more thanwomen living in the United States today were diagnosed with it under age In young women, breast cancer tends to be diagnosed in its later stages and be more aggressive. Young women also have a higher mortality rate and higher risk of metastatic recurrence return of breast cancer in areas beyond the breast.
Younger women generally do not consider themselves to be at risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer can strike at any age: five percent of breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years of age. All women should be aware of their personal risk factors for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is rare in young women. Fewer than 5 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the U. A breast cancer diagnosis is very shocking for young women.